Hill country; Bible country.
An example of a country is the United States.
An example of the country is farmlands in Iowa.
An example of country used as an adjective is the phrase "country food" which means traditional food from farmland areas.
A vacation in the country.
Foreign travel is restricted in his country.
A country road; country cooking.
- 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.17.I was borne and brought up in the Countrie, and amidst husbandry [...].
- 2000, Alexander Chancellor, The Guardian, 4 Mar 2000.I have always thought that one of the main reasons for the popularity of blood sports in the country is the pointlessness of going outdoors with no purpose or destination in mind.
- In Vietnam during the period of US military operations there:
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of country
- Middle English countre from Old French contree from Vulgar Latin (terra) contrāta (land) opposite, before from Latin contrā opposite kom in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition